Monday, October 22, 2018
Seminar | October 22 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Nevin El-Nimri's Talk
Manipulating Intraocular Pressure as a Novel Avenue for Controlling Myopia Progression
Myopia (near-sightedness) results from progressive, excessive eye enlargement and is associated with blinding complications. It has become a significant public health concern, reaching epidemic levels in some parts of the world. The eye is like a balloon, with pressure inside the eye... More >
Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.
All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.
Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance
Seminar | October 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Mariel Supina, UC Berkeley
A Hopf monoid is an algebraic structure that many families of combinatorial objects share. The collection of multiplicative functions defined on a Hopf monoid forms a group, called the character group. Aguiar and Ardila (2017) proved that the character groups for the Hopf monoids of permutahedra and associahedra are exponential power series under multiplication and composition, respectively. In... More >
Political Economy Seminar: "The Long-lasting Effects of Living Under Communism on Financial Risk-Taking"
Seminar | October 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Ulrike Malmendier, UC Berkeley
The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.
Seminar | October 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Mykola Dedushenko, Caltech
I will describe a construction which, for a given \(4d\), \(N=2\) Argyres-Douglas SCFT, seems to produce a three-dimensional TQFT, whose underlying modular tensor category coincides with that of a \(2d\) chiral algebra of the parent \(4d\), \(N=2\) theory.
Seminar | October 22 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Brian Smithling, Johns Hopkins
Shimura varieties attached to unitary similitude groups are a well-studied class of PEL Shimura varieties (i.e., varieties admitting a moduli description in terms of abelian varieties endowed with a polarization, endomorphisms, and a level structure). There are also natural Shimura varieties attached to (honest) unitary groups; these lack a moduli interpretation, but they have other advantages... More >
Colloquium | October 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Ashwini Deo, The Ohio State University
Partee (1973) first observed that natural language tense expressions are analogous to pronouns in that they can be interpreted indexically, anaphorically, and like bound variables. These referential (i.e. indexical+anaphoric) and non-referential interpretations of tense marking have not been yet shown to have distinct reflexes in natural language temporal expressions i.e. no language has been... More >
Seminar | October 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Aleksander Doan, Stony Brook
The notion of a harmonic Z/2 spinor was introduced by Taubes as an abstraction of various limiting objects appearing in compactifications of gauge-theoretic moduli spaces. I will explain this notion and discuss an existence result for harmonic Z/2 spinors on three-manifolds. The proof uses a wall-crossing formula for solutions of generalized Seiberg-Witten equations in dimension three, a result... More >
Seminar | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Greg Lane, UC Berkeley, ARE
Colloquium | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1215 Berkeley Way West
David Romps, Physical Sciences and the Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center, UC Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Abstract. Global warming is the most urgent issue of our time: coal, oil, and gas are being burned at an all-time record rate; as a result, the air that we breathe is filling up with carbon dioxide faster than ever before; in response, the Earth is heating rapidly; and both the carbon-dioxide pollution and the associated heating are permanent on any timescale of human interest. How well have... More >
Seminar | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Co-Authored with Dorian Beauchene and Ming Li
Seminar | October 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled
Casey Jao, UC Berkeley
I will discuss joint work with Cristian Gavrus and Daniel Tataru in which we study wave maps on a (1+2)-dimensional nonsmooth background. Our main result asserts that in this context, the wave maps system is locally wellposed at almost critical regularity.
Seminar | October 22 | 5:10-6:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Yixuan Li, UC Berkeley
In this talk we'll introduce operads and the interaction with sheaf theory. Parallel to the notion of Koszul algebras, we'll define Koszul operads and duality between them. In particular, connections with sheaves and Verdier duality will be explained in an example arising from the moduli spaces of genus zero stable curves with marked points.
Seminar | October 22 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Dr. Janet Gunzner, Nektar Therapeutics
Workshop | October 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 183 Dwinelle Hall
The Graduate Student Wellness Group and the Sexual Health Education Program are partnering up for three sextastic events this October! Topics include (but are not limited to) consent, healthy relationships, safer sex, STIs/HIV, and accessing birth control! Specifically, we will be addressing what healthy relationships look/don't look like, why STIs are on the rise, how to practice safer sex, and... More >